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NPPC Wants Trucking Exemption Rule Fixed

Livestock producers want an exemption for truck drivers carrying pigs and other animals from federal rules requiring rest breaks every eight hours on the job.  National Pork Producer Council officials say those breaks are dangerous for livestock that have to sit in trucks during the summer heat and winter chill. NPPC Chief Environmental Counsel Michael Formica says without the exemption the animals are placed in hazardous conditions because they can’t even be watered down because of the rule

Because pigs don’t sweat, they are especially prone to suffering from heat stress. Formica says NPPC along with NCBA and the National Chicken Council asked for an exemption and waiver of the rule and were granted an exemption which is set to run out.

Formica says that longer standing exemption could last for up to two years. He says however the Federal Motor Carrier Association has to put it through a public comment period.

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